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Marriage for One

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,679 ratings  ·  492 reviews
Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You'd think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You'd think he must be madly in love.

Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never
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Published May 9th 2019
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  • Marriage For One by Ella Maise
    Marriage For One
    Release date: May 09, 2019
    One second he was no one. The next he became everything.
    One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.
    One second I thought

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    Giveaway dates: May 18 - May 25, 2019

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    Cristina | CristiinaReads
    Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc-books
    A slow burn romance that will have your toes curling for the unexpected, yet endearing love and passion that comes from Jack and Rose...

    Let's begin this review by simply stating that Ella Maise is a hidden treasure that needs to be expanding more and more, and be cherished in the romance world. She already is but she needs more attention that's for sure because there is no denying that the true magic that flows from her words is something that is forever engraved in my heart and mind. Ella as
    KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
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    ’MARRIAGE FOR ONE: Is a full length romance novel by author Ella Maise. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

    Rose's dream since she was eighteen years old was to open up her own coffee shop, something that would solely be hers. But that dream was merely a pipe dream, just when it's nearly in her grasp it's ripped right out of her fingers.

    Enter Jack: He can help her but it comes with strings attached. And this is where it all started. A loveless marriage of convenience between two strangers for two yea
    Ella Maise
    Apr 26, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
    Marriage For One is now LIVE!!! Are you planning on meeting Jack & Rose? I hope you do! They own my heart. And if you love slow burn, this is it. This is the one for you! (I hope) <3 I'm so over the moon about this release!

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    May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 5-stars
    5 stars

    "I want to be that person to you, rose. I want to be the person you lean on. You and I, we're the same. We have no one but each other. You'll lean on me and I'l do the same. We'll learn how. we're in this together..."

    I think that this book was worth almost failing my exam for.

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, i got it on the day before my final exam. I was like “i’m just gonna check it out. See if it’s good. Make sure that it’s worth the wait.” And you know wha
    Olga therebelreader
    5++++++ emotional stars!!

    Ella Maise has done a fantastic job. There is no way to read this story and not feel a thing. I don't want to give much away but this book is about the strength of love. Despite deceit and hopelessness, love has an amazing power to heal.
    Now this is honestly my first venture reading EM and I'm glad I did cause what excellent writing!
    This book was emotional, heartbreaking, and had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Jack and Rose’s love story was engaging and he
    Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    One of those books that leave you speechless. All I can say is, READ THIS ONE!

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    Alex ♈
    The words of the male protagonist pretty well summarize the storyline.

    "I still couldn’t believe she had forgiven me without making me work for it more."
    Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

    “My husband was perfect. With all his arrogance and prickliness, Jack Hawthorne was perfect for me.
    He wasn’t what I’d had in mind or even what I’d wanted for myself, but he was perfect and already mine.”

    I am a huge Ella Maise fan and when I saw she was releasing a new book, I would’ve done anything to get my hands on a copy. Marriage for One was definitely a highly anticipated read for me this year and the wait was long and agonizing. When I finally got my chance to read it, I dropped everyt
    ☽ TheBibliotheque
    ”The sweet smile on her lips that I had craved to be on the receiving end of for so long…
    I was ruined.”

    I fell in love with Ella Maise’s writing after reading The Hardest Fall last year. If you have been around enough, you know that already. Basically, because I couldn’t shut up about it. Dylan Reed and Ella Maise were one of my favourite surprises of 2018. It’s funny how this works sometimes, you pick a book by a new author and bang, you are suddenly certain you’ll pick up every book that comes
    MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arcs
    5 All I Want Is You Stars!
    (ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)

    -He looked amazing when he frowned- which happened often, as I could attest to- and I was starting to like that expression on him more and more. He didn't need the frown to make him look all intense and broody, but it definitely worked in his favor.

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    Rose Coleson lives in New York, and all her dreams are about to come true when everything she had planned for her future suddenly falls apart. Her fiance broke up with her a few weeks ago
    May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    First off, how much does that cover model look like Sam Hueghan, aka Jamie Fraser from Outlander!? That caught my eye first. Then, when I read the synopsis and saw this was a marriage 0f convenience novel, I was willing to try this new-to-me author!

    Rose thought she was going to marry the love of her life while completing her dream and opening her own coffee shop. Instead, she finds herself marrying a man she just met. Jack Hawthorne. Cold and stubborn, Jack offers Rose a business proposition she
    Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    What a beautiful, passionate, heart-pounding romance! I don't know how I will ever move past this book. Everything about Jack and Rose owned me. I feel RUINED by this couple. And right now, I just don't even have words. I need a minute. What a gorgeous read. What a deliciously delightful slow-burn. What a brilliant story! Ella Maise blew me away! BEST OF THE YEAR. One of my most FAVORITE books I've ever read. Full review on the way! FIVE ZILLION STARS!
    4 Fake Marriage Stars ⭐

    Would you marry a stranger to see your dream come into fruition?

    Rose is on the verge of losing everything she’s poured her heart and soul into, opening a coffee shop. When offered an opportunity to save her dream, she enters a marriage of convenience with Jack.
    Marriage for One begins quickly with very minimal backstory creating an intriguing read.

    Quickly married, the pair soon find themselves in a relationship which neither know how to navigate. You have Rose an easygoing
    ***there may be unintended spoilers***

    I think romance genre is where second to Facebook comment section one loses faith in humanity.

    The premise of this book was NOT ok. Clearly that’s a personal opinion before people jump to strangle me. You who don’t share my opinion have clearly rated this book higher.

    I found this premise disturbing. Why is it ok or acceptable for men to manipulate and then stage women’s life “for their own good”? And then praised by authors and readers. Same readers who wou
    Alyssa Summer
    I really enjoyed this!!

    Marriage For One is one of the most successfully done "fake marriage/relationships" romances I've read in a while. It was successful in the fact that it really was a slow burn, so it was believable, and it also had all the growing pains that everyone loves to read about in "fake relationship" trope books.

    I ultimately gave this 4/5 stars because the big "reveal" lets call it - felt a little too unbelievable for me, which led to the whole confrontation being lackluster. I
    Grecia Robles
    *** 4 Propose Me Marriage Jack STARS ***

    ¿Ya les he contado lo que me gustan las historias de matrimonio por conveniencia? Pues les cuento es uno de mis guilty pleasures favoritos, de verdad disfruto mucho estas historias clichés que cada vez se ven menos por eso cuando salió este libro era un SÍ tienes que leerlo.

    Sólo he leído un libro de la autora y no me convenció del todo pero con este libro se reivindicó conmigo.


    La historia comienza de una manera muy peculiar con una boda muy a
    May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    You ever read a book that exceeded your expectations and now you’re having a hard time trying to write an eloquent review about it?

    Because SAME!!!

    Ella knocked it out of the park with MARRIAGE FOR ONE. It was everything I was hoped it would be and more.

    I literally went back to reread certain scenes after I finished the book because I wasn’t quite ready to let these characters go. I’m still not ready to let them go, actually. Jack and Rose are ALL I THINK ABOUT.

    These two are my top favorite couple
    Nikki ღ Navareus

    I'm absolutely in the minority with this story, but I didn't completely love this one.

    The way this started out felt fake and unbelievable. Jack proposing a fake marriage in order for Rose to get her coffee shop for a very short time, and Rose jumped at the chance. Her actions made her look superficial and material, but it got this MOC story started. Shortly after the marriage, Jack was distant towards Rose. Only giving her brief replies when she'd talk to him, leaving her alone for a while right
    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

    ‘Cold and distant was what I’d grown up with, and cold and distant was what I had become.’

    Marriage for One by Ella Maise landed on our kindles and we dove straight in as she is one of our most beloved Authors who writes such wonderful stories from the heart. She never fails to grab us with her words, her characters and her stories. Ella Maise writes slow burn romance with fabulous humour, high emotion and scorching heat. What’s not to fall in love with?

    ‘He had been the one to make the marriage o
    Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
    Whoa! Talk about being impressed. My first Ella Maise book and I couldn't get enough!

    A marriage of convenience romance that spoke to my slow burn loving heart! I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is probably one of the best slow burn romances I've ever read. I'm a huge MZ fan btw so that's saying a whole lot.

    Jack Hawthorne was the sexiest, broodiest eye candy, with a stony face that refused to crack a smile. He was a very serious, no non-sense type of guy with the ability to hide al
    May 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Not sure what to say really.
    I read every single word of this almost 500 page book and I’m still not entirely sure what happened. It was a major slow burn, but even when it did get going, I didn’t quite believe it.
    I wanted so badly to love this one, and there were certain parts of it that I did enjoy, but I found Jack to be cold and clinical and I never warmed up to him.
    May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: contemporary, epub
    Finished the book last night
    it was very lovely ❤

    RTC at the end of the week

    Am I excited about this one?
    yes yes yes!!!

    EDIT oh cover is revealed and a publication date! 💍
    now I need the blurb

    EDIT EDIT 2 more days! I am free on that day so I know what I will be doing on Thursday
    but I am also trying not to psych myself too much because I will be disappointed #keepcalm
    May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: standalone
    A slow burn romance, a "buisness deal" marriage and adorable characters.
    Really enjoyed this one, great book.
    4.5 stars!
    Anna Banana
    May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    4.5 stars

    From the moment I heard about this book I just knew I would fall in love with this story. And I'm so glad that I was right!

    Until this book, I'd never read a book by this author before. She was one I'd heard about, especially her popular "The Hardest Fall" but I was just so worried about the hype that I never ended up reading anything of her. And then I heard about this book, and I just fell in love with everything about it. I loved the cover, but I especially loved the concept/plot. I a
    DNF at 32%. I'm very much alone here but sorry, I just can't do it any more. This was so slow it was at a standstill so I'm tapping out, my TBR mountain is way too high to struggle on with something that's not working for me. 😕
    Bindi Boo
    4.5 stars

    This was the PERFECT read for me! Shoots straight into best reads for the year.
    I love love love plots which involve arranged marriage; especially when it's a chatty, funny, sweet girl to a surly, quiet yet hot man. The progress of their relationship and feelings for each other felt real and I just loved how sweet Jack turned out to be, despite always choosing isolation instead of mingling around.
    May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: safe
    I mean, I like manipulative hero’s (who manipulate circumstances to end up with the h). I also like manipulative heroines (usually in a revenge scheme). Adds character/problems to the story.

    In saying that, said protagonist is usually very self aware of this manipulation, feels guilt to an extent but continues to pursues h anyway until eventual confrontation.

    Plot: H proposes a business marriage to the h (due to a poor will from her uncle) and ex fiancé but really orchestrated the event in the fi
    May 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
    DNF@65% Sorry but I give up. I read two books by this author that I loved several years ago and was excited when I read the blurb for this book. Although I will acknowledge the fact that I don't usually enjoy slow burns. When they're done the way I like and the overall story keeps my interest I don't care that the couple is building their relationship slowing but unfortunately that wasn't the case with this book. IMO it's brutally boring and extremely slow. It's like the movie Groundhog Day, the ...more
    May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    "𝑾𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒖𝒏"
    One of my TOP FAVOURITE BOOK of this year.
    Marriage For One by Ella Maise was a breath taking, addictive tale of romance about two strangers in a complicated situation that leads them to one solution "Marriage".
    “𝑰 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔,” 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅. “𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘,” 𝑰 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅. “𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒘𝒂𝒚.”
    This slow burn romance was an exhilarating experience that had me going swoony over every single word.
    My mind was blown away with - the characters, the story line, Ella ma
    Debbie DiFiore
    Excellent Romance

    I loved Jack Hawthorne. He was a great hero for me. And the heroine Rose was perfect too. She had a spine and she was such an awesome person. They get married for convenience so she can keep her dream of a coffee shop alive. Her cousins were so mean and tried to break the deal she had made with her uncle. The Hero says marry me in name only and we will keep the shop and in two years we will divorce. Little did she know that Jack was infatuated with her and just wanted a chance w
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